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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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State of North Dakota Politicians: Archives

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    from State of North Dakota Archives (number of quotes indicated):
  • Doug Burgum (8) North Dakota Republican Governor
  • Duane Sand (3) Republican Primary Challenger North Dakota
  • Heidi Heitkamp (21) Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Jack Dalrymple (12) North Dakota Republican Governor
  • John Hoeven (23) North Dakota Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)
  • Michael J. Steele (14) Democratic Challenger North Dakota
  • Rick Becker (18) North Dakota Republican 2016 Gubernatorial candidate
  • Rick Berg (16) Republican (Senate run 2012) U.S. Rep North Dakota-AL
  • Robert Marquette (2) Libertarian Senate candidate North Dakota
  • Tracy Potter (5) 2010 Democratic Challenger North Dakota
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    John Hoeven: Abortions only for incest, rape, or maternal life.
    John Hoeven: Supports Hyde amendment; no tax dollars for abortion.
    Michael J. Steele: Supports choice, but make sure all options are known.
    Rick Becker: I support life from conception to natural death.
Budget & Economy
    Duane Sand: Wouldn't have voted to raise the debt ceiling.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Quit playing blame game & pass Balanced Budget Amendment.
    John Hoeven: Improve and expand roads, bridges, airports, rail systems.
    John Hoeven: Government doesn't create jobs, economic growth; people do.
    Michael J. Steele: Investment in infrastructure will create jobs.
    Rick Becker: Reverse the trend of imprudent & increasing spending.
    Rick Becker: The budget must be balanced; wasteful spending must be cut.
    Rick Berg: We need a budget that comes to closure, and reins in deficit.
    Tracy Potter: $700B stimulus spending ok; something needed to be done.
    Doug Burgum: We've made great progress on our 10-year infrastructure plan.
Civil Rights
    Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: Featured in DSCC ad: "Elect more women to Senate".
    John Hoeven: No civil unions; restrict marriages to one-man-one-woman.
    Rick Becker: No money for racist critical theory & identity politics.
    Rick Berg: No affirmative action for state employment nor college.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Fought attempt to weaken ND bank privacy laws.
    Jack Dalrymple: Positive business climate results in ND leading US in growth.
    John Hoeven: Right approach: empower entrepreneurs & small business.
    John Hoeven: More prisons; less parole.
    John Hoeven: Prioritized improving public safety in tribal communities.
    Michael J. Steele: Opposes death penalty; innocent people have been executed.
    Michael J. Steele: Supports Rapid Response for battered women.
    Rick Berg: End parole for repeat violent offenders.
    Robert Marquette: War on drugs failed just like war on alcohol did.
    Heidi Heitkamp: No on Measure 2: Don't centralizes control over education.
    Jack Dalrymple: K-12, equal and adequate funding for all districts.
    Jack Dalrymple: Higher education is key to North Dakota's future.
    John Hoeven: Accountability in education coupled with local flexibility.
    Michael J. Steele: Offer student debt relief, student debt forgiveness.
    Rick Becker: Replace Common Core with local parent & teacher control.
    Rick Becker: Supports abolishing the federal Department of Education.
Energy & Oil
    Duane Sand: Build 20 nuclear power plants in 20 years.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Permit Keystone pipeline; "drill, baby, drill".
    Heidi Heitkamp: Right thing for country is to permit Keystone pipeline.
    Jack Dalrymple: Decrease foreign oil reliance, expand ND energy development.
    Jack Dalrymple: Support for oil refineries expansion.
    Jack Dalrymple: Advocate for renewable fuels, blender pumps.
    John Hoeven: More alternative fuel & more traditional fuel too.
    John Hoeven: Managed the rapid growth in ND's oil country.
    John Hoeven: For Keystone pipeline; repeal EPA costly power plant rules.
    John Hoeven: Working to advance states-first, all-of-the-above approach.
    Michael J. Steele: I will fight for the green business in North Dakota.
    Rick Becker: We must stop subsidizing "clean" and alternative fuels.
    Tracy Potter: People can't afford housing in ND's oil patch.
    Doug Burgum: North Dakota takes and all-of-the-above approach.
    Doug Burgum: Providing a viable path forward for coal has been a priority.
    Doug Burgum: On our way toward achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 .
    Heidi Heitkamp: Make responsible cuts in farm bill, except crop insurance.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Protect North Dakota farm subsidies from Washington insiders.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Farm bill is needed and is blocked by partisanship.
    Jack Dalrymple: Follow Clean Air Act at EPA, but leave air control to ND.
    Jack Dalrymple: Water should be available for no cost; drop storage fee plan.
    Michael J. Steele: I support EPA guidelines, will fight for strong regulations.
    Rick Berg: Crop insurance is the No. 1 priority for our farm program.
    Rick Berg: Bring checks and balances to the EPA.
    Rick Berg: We will getwt the Farm Bill by year's end.
Families & Children
    Tracy Potter: Immigration law should be about respecting family.
Free Trade
    Michael J. Steele: Help farmers sell their products at the best prices.
Government Reform
    John Hoeven: No term limits for North Dakota legislators.
    John Hoeven: Limit campaign contributions, but no spending limits.
    Michael J. Steele: Fight for voting rights for students & Native Americans.
    Rick Becker: Supports term limits for members of Congress.
    Rick Becker: Fire smug bureaucrats running roughshod over Congress.
    Rick Becker: Resist any act allowing Federal intrusion into our elections.
    Doug Burgum: We need Farm Freedom legislation, and we need it now! .
Gun Control
    John Hoeven: Allow concealed carry.
    Rick Becker: Uphold the Second Amendment.
    Rick Becker: Eliminate existing federal statutes infringing 2nd Amendment.
Health Care
    Heidi Heitkamp: Federal mandate is serious problem; ObamaCare is not perfect.
    Heidi Heitkamp: 2010: enthusiastic support for ObamaCare; less so now.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Extremely supportive of Critical Access Hospitals.
    Heidi Heitkamp: N.D. needs a state health care exchange, ObamaCAre or not.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Changes are needed to ObamaCare, but not repeal.
    Heidi Heitkamp: No Medicare vouchers; they'd make system insolvent.
    Heidi Heitkamp: $716B cut from Medicare is biggest fib of 2012 campaign.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Retain the ObamaCare "frontier states" amendment.
    John Hoeven: Gov't ensures basic health care only for elderly & needy.
    John Hoeven: Reform is a $500 billion tax increase and cut in Medicare.
    John Hoeven: Tort reform over Canadian-style, single-payer' plan.
    John Hoeven: For patient-centered health care with choice & competition.
    Michael J. Steele: We can give people free healthcare & free education.
    Rick Becker: Won't tolerate government COVID fearmongering and scientism.
    Rick Berg: ObamaCare takes power away from our elected officials.
    Rick Berg: Replace ObamaCare piecemeal; it hurts middle America.
    Rick Berg: ObamaCare is an expensive government takeover.
    Rick Berg: Give Americans an option to choose a better Medicare policy.
    Rick Berg: Repeal ObamaCare; it creates a cloud of uncertainty.
    Tracy Potter: Reform brings $650 million to the state health care industry.
    Tracy Potter: ObamaCare isn't perfect, but a step in the right direction.
Homeland Security
    John Hoeven: Provide military with best equipment, facilities, support.
    Rick Becker: Must work to reduce our military footprint around the world.
    Rick Berg: Core responsibility is to have a strong military.
    Doug Burgum: Budgeted to create a North Dakota Military Museum.
    Michael J. Steele: For border security, but against building a wall.
    Rick Becker: Secure our border immediately; finish building the wall.
    Jack Dalrymple: New Amazon facility example of pro-business climate in ND.
    Jack Dalrymple: $42M for workforce development.
    John Hoeven: $700B stimulus created only temporary jobs; invest in roads.
Principles & Values
    Heidi Heitkamp: AdWatch: criticized as "Heidi-ho" for "Barack-o" socialism.
    John Hoeven: Chairs Indian Affairs; worked to empower tribal sovereignty.
    Michael J. Steele: I believe the church and the Bible created the first laws.
    Rick Becker: We need to put North Dakota First and America First!
    Rick Berg: Declined to debate GOP opponent at two Tea Party debates.
    Rick Berg: To get country back on track, change the Senate.
Social Security
    Duane Sand: Raise retirement age; raise cap; apply means-testing.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Balance budget with limited effect on Social Security.
    Michael J. Steele: Save Social Security & Medicare by raising corporate taxes.
    Rick Berg: 2005: Supported Bush's privatization plan as state rep.
Tax Reform
    Heidi Heitkamp: We need to have a discussion on specific tax breaks.
    Heidi Heitkamp: Never eliminate home mortgage deduction.
    Jack Dalrymple: Incentives promote job creation in new enterprises.
    Jack Dalrymple: Tax relief to share economic gains with people of ND.
    Rick Becker: Flatten and simplify personal income tax.
    Doug Burgum: Should adopt the lowest flat-rate income tax in the nation.
    Doug Burgum: Goal is to be first state with 100% broadband access .
War & Peace
    Rick Becker: Stop wasting lives and resources on endless wars.
    Robert Marquette: We have spent $6T on unlawful & immoral wars in Middle East.
Welfare & Poverty
    Michael J. Steele: Will strongly fight for affordable housing.
    Rick Berg: Job training & child care for welfare recipients.

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